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Omicron: Symptoms related to ‘individual’s genetic profile’ says expert

Life & StyleOmicron: Symptoms related to ‘individual’s genetic profile’ says expert

With regard to what symptoms individuals can expect from XE Kinane says it depends on a number of factors including their “genetic profile, previous exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and vaccination record”.

A patient who has been vaccinated or had Covid before is far more likely to experience less severe illness than someone who hasn’t.

As well as concerns over the impact of XE on the immunocompromised there are also concerns over the further mutation of the coronavirus into a more transmissible variant, one which can evade the protection of vaccines.

On this Kinane says “there is a limit before it [COVID-19] hits an evolutionary bottleneck”.

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